Please put these dates in your calendars:
SUNDAY 2nd FEBRUARY: THE PRESENTATION OF CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE
9.30 The traditional Candlemas Blessing of Candles at the Family Eucharist
ASH WEDNESDAY 26th FEBRUARY
9.30 am Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes at Christ Church, Holloway. (In the parish room)
7.30 pm Sung Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes at Saint Giles Church.
THURSDAY 27th FEBRUARY: LENT LUNCH and for the following four weeks, at 12.30 pm in church
WEDNESDAY 4th MARCH LENT COURSE: ‘EARLY BIBLICAL STORIES’ and for the following four weeks, at 7.30 pm in church
SUNDAY 15th MARCH: LENT 3
6.30 pm Stations of the Cross
SUNDAY 22nd MARCH: MOTHERING SUNDAY
9.30 am Family Eucharist
SUNDAY 29th MARCH: PASSION SUNDAY
3pm Civic Service in Saint Giles Church
After discussion, the PCC have decided to make the minutes of meetings publicly available. They may be published in the parish magazine, on the parish website and on the church notice board.
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There has been a church on this spot since at least the middle of the twelfth century.
The church was substantially rebuilt in Victorian times, although parts of the former buildings remain, including the twelfth century font and fifteenth century tower. Here people down the generations have come to seek the deep peace of God.
As the congregation at St Giles, we try to combine traditional and modern forms of worship. We aim to make the gospel available to contemporary society whilst being aware of the ancient traditions of the Christian faith. A warm welcome awaits anyone who wishes to use the church and what it has to offer. We are delighted that we have a lot of weddings and baptisms at Saint Giles.
The church is open most mornings for quiet contemplation and prayer and also in the summer months during afternoons.
Our worship centres on the Sung Eucharist at 9:30 every Sunday morning, where all ages are welcome and there is a Sunday Club for children. There are a number of other forms of worship: a regular contemplative service with silence and readings, a healing service, regular weekday celebrations of Holy Communion, traditional evensong and a meditation group.
On the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm children and their families enjoy an activity and story session with tea in what is now called ‘Fun Club’. We also have a number of social events. We share our Rector and work together with the Parish of Dethick, Lea and Holloway.
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